Jackson assisted in the recruiting of the Pirates' most recent recruiting class, which was widely regarded as one of the top in the nation and included the consensus Freshman of the Year, Eddie Griffin.
Prior to his arrival at the Hall, Jackson spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Lafayette College. While at Lafayette, Jackson was primarily responsible for all recruiting procedures and also handled the preparation of opposing teams' scouting reports.
No stranger to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Jackson served as an assistant for Loyola College in Baltimore from 1989-1993. He also worked as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania during the 1988-89 season.
The 49-year old Jackson began his basketball coaching career by serving as the head men's basketball coach at Haverford College for four years, from 1984-1988. Prior to that, he was the head boys' coach at Chestnut Hill Academy for one season and was the assistant varsity coach at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia from 1981-1983.
Jackson's extensive basketball background also includes basketball camp experiences at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. He also worked for the Big Brother/Big Sisters Association of Philadelphia from 1977-1983 as a counselor.
A 1974 graduate of Northeastern University, with a bachelor of science degree in physical education, Jackson also earned an associates degree from Penn State University Ogontz in 1972, majoring in health, physical education and recreation. As a student, Jackson was a member of the varsity men's basketball team at Penn State-Ogontz during the 1971-72 season.
A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Thomas Edison High School, Jackson resides in the Capital Region.